Intersection of health and human rights key for first Campus Consortium student reporting fellow from Boston University.
Maternal health is a critical topic in global development. Maternal ill health and death impacts families, communities and societies and has far reaching effects across socio-economic strata. Despite recent data showing a positive turning point in the battle to keep mothers alive through pregnancy and childbirth, 342,900 women die each year from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth.
Dying for Life is a response to this crisis, viewing motherhood as a continuum that encompasses reproductive health, family planning, pregnancy, childbirth and infant and maternal mortality. Our forward-looking reporting includes dispatches from Guinea Bissau, India, Mexico, Ethiopia and Nigeria. We hope you'll join the global conversation by engaging with the journalists, and sharing your own stories about maternal health and its impact on your community.